Entries Tagged ‘DTV’

Best Buy Selling Non-Existent TVs…Get Yours While They Last!

Popping onto Best Buy’s web site tonight to look at some DECT phones, I saw the above on their home page, including that there picture of an impossible TV. Yes, that screen has an aspect ratio of 2:1. I can understand the reason for a little Photoshopery from time to time to spruce up a […]

Old People, Procrastinators, Cheapasses and People Afraid of Change: 1; The Other 98% of Us: 0

The DTV transition delay bill has been passed, thanks to a bunch of people obviously removed from reality (and coolness). So, say goodbye to the Feb. 17th date and hello to June 12th. Sure, it’s only a few months, but it’s still a few months too many. Again, for the record, WE DON’T CARE if […]

Philips Combats Bad Economy with Hyper-Specialized TV for Elitist CinemaScope Snobs

It seems like odd timing for an odd product like this, but Philips has announced their Cinema 21:9 flat-panel HDTV with an aspect ratio of 2.4:1 that matches CinemaScope movies. With it, you’ll be able to set up a second home theater inĀ  your mansion just to watch things like Close Encounters or Casino Royale […]

Government Snickers as it Plans to Delay DTV Transition. Again.

Not only has President Obama not yet fixed the economy (yes, I’m kidding), but now he’s messing with our HDTV by promoting and agreeing to a bill, authored by Senate Commerce Committe Chairman Jay Rockefellar, to push back the DTV transition date from February 17th to June 12th. I’m sorry, but this is ridiculous. If […]